Someday, Maybe, The End Of “If Only I’d Written It Down When I Thought Of It”

April 4th, 2006 · 1 Comment
by Booksquare

At last: the invention we would have invented had we an inventing kind of mind. Yes, kids, it’s brain-wave typing. You know how all the great lines are in your mind, but never quite translate via the fingers? No worries. Downloading your brain is just a few years away


Okay. Fine. So writers aren’t the primary targets of the technology — but surely there will be no better test group than a bunch of people who stream words and sentences and paragraphs like extroverts talk.

And, fine, it’s not a streaming sort of thing. More like the brain-wave equivalent of hunt-and-peck typing. But that’s really beside the point. All technological advances have to start somewhere.

File Under: Square Pegs

1 response so far ↓

  • SusanGable // Apr 5, 2006 at 11:08 am

    Ooooo, I WANT this. At least, I want the highly improved future version of this. (g) I’ve long said it would be so much easier if I could just jab some electrodes into my head and send the book directly to the computer that way. Who knows, maybe in another 25 years, I’ll be able to. If I still have working brain cells at that point. (g)